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Stamina Warden PVE Build

Force of Nature is a Stamina Warden DPS PVE Build, built around the Warden’s strong active and passive skills. A great combination of hard hitting abilities, buffs and debuffs allows you to increase damage potential and deal with any type of threat in the game.

The goal of the build is to debuff and weaken targets with DOT-AOE attacks before finishing them off. Force of Nature is capable of completing almost every PVE content in ESO. The Build offers different setups, depending on the type of gear you wish to wear!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Warden Beginner Guide. For a 2H Stamina Warden PVE Build, take a look at Claymore.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Warden Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.

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Stamina Warden PVE Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can also use Berserking Warrior, Kinras’s Wrath or (Perfected)Coral Riptide as alternative sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected) Arms of Relequen/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatswordInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadStormfist/Kjalnar's NightmareMedium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfist/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Stamina Warden early in the game!

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/NirnhonedFire Damage
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle Axe/BowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Stamina Warden PVE Build

Skills for Stamina Warden PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content. There are also alternative skills for Solo Gameplay.

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Deadly CloakStampede
Skill 2Rapid StrikesCarve
Skill 3Subterranean AssaultBull Netch
Skill 4Barbed TrapFetcher Infection
Skill 5Bird of Prey/Razor CaltropsBird of Prey/Lotus Blossom
Ultimate SkillWild GuardianWild Guardian
  • Deadly Cloak(Blade Cloak): Strong DPS skill
  • Rapid Strikes(Flurry): Spammable
  • Subterranean Assault(Scorch): Our strongest skill. Deals great AOE damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Bird of Prey(Falcon’s Swiftness): We have this skill on our bar only for the passive boost to our damage. No need to use it. When playing solo replace Bird of Prey on your front bar with Razor Caltrops(Caltrops) and on the back bar with Lotus Blossom(Lotus Flower) for heals.
  • Wild Guardian(Feral Guardian): Our only and very strong Ultimate. Is constantly damaging enemies and can work as an execute ability.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Bull Netch(Betty Netch): Very important self-buff. Boosts our weapon damage and is essential for our sustain.
  • Fetcher Infection(Swarm): Great damage DOT skill for our Warden.

Bow Back-Bar

If you wish to play with Bow as your Back-Bar Weapon, just replace Stampede and Carve with Endless Hail(Volley) and Poison Injection(Poison Arrow).

Passive Skills for Stamina Warden PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina Warden Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Stamina Warden PVE Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Biting Aura/Backstabber

Passive: Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Eldritch Insight

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest/Steed’s Blessing

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

Slottable Stars: Bloody Renewal, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Stamina Warden PVE Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth as Food and Essence of Weapon Power/Crit. as Potions.

Info for Stamina Warden PVE Build

Several important info for the Stamina Warden PVE Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief Mundus to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Stamina Warden PVE Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Stamina bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for Stamina Warden PVE Build

Buff yourself with Bull Netch, Lotus Blossom(solo), drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap and switch bars. Attack with Stampede, Carve x2 and Fetcher Infection.

Switch bars and continue with Razor Caltrops(solo), Deadly Cloak, Ultimate(if ready), Subterranean Assault, Rapid Strikes x5-6, Subterranean Assault, switch bars, Stampede, Carve, Fetcher Infection(when necessary), Lotus Blossom(solo, if necessary), switch bars.

Razor Caltrops(solo), Barbed Trap, Deadly Cloak, Ultimate(if ready), Subterranean Assault, Rapid Strikes x5-6, Subterranean Assault, switch bars and continue. Re apply Bull Netch when necessary. Wild Guardian can work as a great execute ability once the enemy’s health drops below 25%. Always Light Attack before every skill/action and use your Ultimate when ready!

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